Rani Durgavati Museum

A museum named after the brave and courageous fighter queen Rani Durgavati, the Rani Durgavati Museum, located in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, is a significant museum of the city displaying several artifacts and relics of the past that throws light on the tradition and culture of Madhya Pradesh and also offers insight on the history of the Indian culture.


Information for Visitors

Timing: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Napier Town, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Entry Fees: Rs10

About the Museum

Situated at the heart of the city of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Rani Durgavati Museum is one of the significant tourist places in the city. The museum was established in 1964 in the memory of the courageous Gond queen Rani Durgavati who fought bravely and forewent her life for her motherland. The museum is a two-storied edifice that stands gloriously at the center of the city and throws light on the life of the valiant queen Rani Durgavati.

Upon entering the museum, the visitors are greeted with numerous antique statues that are beautifully sculpted and are kept in the open along with their descriptions inscribed below them. One of the highlights in this section is a sculpture of a wild boar which is placed at the entrance of the building. The ground floor of the museum is adorned with several ancient statues of Hindu and Jain Gods and deities that date back from the 3rd century to the 18th century along with their information. An impressive assortment of rare coins ranging from 2nd BC to 1600 BC keeps you stuck in the place.

The first floor of the museum is dedicated to the several belongings and memoirs of Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters. There are letters written by Mahatma Gandhi along with many photographs of him and other revolutionary freedom fighters. The section also illustrates the lifestyle of the tribal communities of Madhya Pradesh by offering information about their dresses, equipment they use, houses, utensils, weapons, and other items used by the tribal people. Other highlights in the museum comprise a red stone sculpture from Tirupati that belongs to the 10th century, a sandstone idol of Durga standing at a height of 36cm and depicts Kalchuri art, and a 10th-century sandstone sculpture of Goddess Saraswati. A museum is a must-visit place for all the locals of Madhya Pradesh and even residents of other states to gain an insight into the traditions and culture of Madhya Pradesh.

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

  • Balancing Rock
  • Bhawartal Garden
  • Pisanhari ki Madiya
  • Madal Mahal Fort

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